FAQS

When considering a place to receive your outpatient surgery, consider Anderson Surgery Center. Our board-certified physicians provide surgeries in a convenient, comfortable and cost-effective manner. 

What is an ASC?

Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) are highly regulated health care facilities that provide outpatient surgery and preventative care. For many health care procedures, ASCs are the right choice for the right patients at the right price.

Why should I choose an ASC over a hospital?

ASCs, such as Anderson Surgery Center, are known for their lower cost of care, comfortability and efficiency when compared to hospitals. Our patients’ co-pays and out-of-pocket costs are typically less than hospitals. Our patient care rooms are far more comfortable and less stressful than hospital waiting rooms. Also, our turnaround time between surgeries is faster, and a patient’s surgery will not get bumped by an emergency surgery.

What do I need to bring to my procedure?

When you come to your procedure, please bring a photo ID and your insurance card for when you check in.

What insurances are accepted?
We accept most major medical insurances. For our comprehensive list, please visit: Billing & Insurance. If you have questions regarding coverage, please call us at 618-288-8250.
Can my family accompany me to my appointment?

You may bring up to 2 of your family member(s) to your appointment. They can sit with you until it is time for you to go into surgery. At that time, they will remain in our waiting room. Once your surgery is complete and you are in recovery, you may have your family join you if you choose.

For more info on Covid-19 visitor restrictions, click here.

Are there any food/beverage restrictions before my surgery?

When you schedule your procedure, your doctor will provide you with specific restrictions. If you have any questions regarding those restrictions, you can contact 618-288-8350.

When will I be discharged to go home?

As soon as your recovery is deemed stable, you will be able to go home. We will provide you will follow-up care instructions to carry out at home.

What will happen if I experience an emergency during my surgery?
The Anderson Surgery Center has an agreement with Anderson Hospital should an emergent event happen during surgery requiring the patient to be transferred.